Senior Manager - Financial Services Technology

BDO South Africa

South Africa

Permanent

Aug 17

At BDO, we believe in investing in our people to help them grow, both professionally and personally. The foundation of our business is strong relationship, with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders and we work hard every day to make this a reality. Our commitment is to create unlimited growth by giving our people continuous opportunities. BDOs global organisation extends across 167 countries and territories, with 88,120 people working out of 1,617 offices and were all working towards one goal: to provide our clients with exceptional service. Our firms across the organisation cooperate closely and comply with consistent operating principles and quality standards. BDO South Africa has vacancies for Senior Managers to join our Financial Services Technology Division in our Johannesburg and Cape Town Offices. The Senior Manager take ownership of and manages work assignments to completion within the allocated time frame and to an appropriate standard (quality). In addition to managing client engagements, the Senior Manager should be able to effectively mentor and coach junior managers and analysts, while having a strong focus on business development and internal initiatives. Main Duties and Responsibilities:Take ownership of, and manages work assignments to completion within the allocated time frame and to an appropriate standard (quality), through:-proper planning before the assignment, -appropriate coaching during the assignment,-attention to quality of the deliverable and the supporting documentation, adequately completing provisions,-managing the WIP appropriately and within budget, where applicable, billing the engagement, and-closing the engagement.Is an effective project manager and coaches others to be effective project managers. Track any delays and overruns and raises these at the relevant partner catch-ups and client meetings. Get immediate and timely agreement from the client to overruns.Reviews written documents to ensure that they are organised, well-written, referenced and easy to follow.Establish effective working relationships directly with key clients and broader BDO stakeholders.Bring industry insights and recommendations to the client during client discussions. Ensures value-added delivery to the client driving sustainability of client relationship and work allocationCoordinate and lead meetings with the key client stakeholders and internal senior stakeholders in the absence of the partner.Assess and manage project risks, processes, and controls.Develop a comprehensive understanding of the clients processes and methodologies, including the reviews of process flows.Develops a more strategic view of the business and participates in strategic initiatives through the coaching of the partners. Starts to move from being transactional/tactical to strategic.Able to lead initiatives from commencement to conclusion with minimal coaching and mentoring. Understands when to request input or assistance.Takes on operational role/s within the business, in addition to allocated client assignments

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